Cibo Matto (meaning 'crazy food' in Italian) is a New York City-based band formed by two Japanese women, Miho Hatori and Yuka C. Honda. During the mid 90s alternative scene, they formed alongside friends and collaborators such as The Beastie Boys, John Zorn and Beck.

Since the release of their acclaimed debut album Viva! La Woman in 1996, they have established themselves as musical innovators. Together, they made the iconic music video for their single 'Sugar Water'- directed by the legendary French filmmaker - Michel Gondry. After the release of their second record, Stereotype A, the band stopped performing and recording, as Miho Hatori appeared on the Gorillaz hit single '19-2000' and the first Gorillaz album and Yuka C. Honda was producing records for Yoko Ono and Martha Wainwright.

This Meltdown show marks the band's first return to the UK for nearly 15 years, and the making of a new album is currently underway.

Supported by The Japan Foundation

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